Xuban Intxausti

Year: 2008
Length: 3'
Technique: Vídeo

1968 changed the course of contemporary history. The historic events that took place and that were spread throughout the mass media moved and stirred up the youths during this time. They represent a profound change in the values and ways of living among young people.

In the year 2008, on the 40th anniversary of 1968, Spanish television dedicated only one TV program to commemorate this time. On the television special the events that took place were hardly represented, it was all about a possible fix that might have occurred in the Eurovision festival that same year.

Starting with the interpretation of a statement delivered by Jose Maria Iñigo, every newscast took note of this news item without verifying it. The distorted item even appeared in the prestigious New York Times and overshadowed any other analysis or debate regarding this historic year.

The 1968 - 2008 video shows us some of the most significant footage of 1968 with an audio soundtrack extracted from those TV programmes that only talked about the Eurovision fix.